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Gary W. Chmielewski, MD

Gary W. Chmielewski, MD
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  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center - Surgery
Fellowship: Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Cancer surgery, lung
  • Chest tumors
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Lung cancer
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Radiofrequency ablation, Barrett's esophagus
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Thoracoscopic surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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  • Chicago, IL  60612
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Development and validation of a plasma biomarker panel for discerning clinical significance of indeterminate pulmonary nodules.
    Daly S, Rinewalt D, Fhied C, Basu S, Mahon B, Liptay MJ, Hong E, Chmielewski G, Yoder MA, Shah PN, Edell ES, Maldonado F, Bungum AO, Borgia JA.
    J Thorac Oncol. 2013
    2013 Jan
    8(1):31-6. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e31827627f8.
  2. Prior Fundoplication Does not Improve Safety or Efficacy Outcomes of Radiofrequency Ablation: Results from the U.S. RFA Registry.
    Shaheen NJ, Kim HP, Bulsiewicz WJ, Lyday WD, Triadafilopoulos G, Wolfsen HC, Komanduri S, Chmielewski GW, Ertan A, Corbett FS, Camara DS, Rothstein RI, Overholt BF.
    J Gastrointest Surg. 2013
    2013 Jan
    17(1):21-9. doi: 10.1007/s11605-012-2001-8. Epub 2012 Sep 11.
  3. Development of a serum biomarker panel predicting recurrence in stage I non-small cell lung cancer patients.
    Rinewalt D, Shersher DD, Daly S, Fhied C, Basu S, Mahon B, Hong E, Chmielewski G, Liptay MJ, Borgia JA.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012
    2012 Sep 13. pii: S0022-5223(12)01011-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.08.033. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Benign post-esophagectomy gastrocardiac fistula.
    Pentiak P, Seder CW, Chmielewski GW, Welsh RJ.
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg.
    2011 Oct
  5. Increasing accrual in cancer clinical trials with a focus on minority enrollment: The William Beaumont Hospital Community Clinical Oncology Program Experience.
    Vicini F, Nancarrow-Tull J, Shah C, Chmielewski G, Fakhouri M, Sitarek SA, Feczko CT, Brzozowski C, Felten DL.
    2011 Mar 31
    doi: 10.1002/cncr.26094
  6. Rapid disease progression with delay in treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Mohammed N, Kestin LL, Grills IS, Battu M, Fitch DL, Wong CY, Margolis JH, Chmielewski GW, Welsh RJ.
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys.
    2011 Feb 1
  7. Feeding jejunostomy tubes placed during esophagectomy: are they necessary?
    Fenton JR, Bergeron EJ, Coello M, Welsh RJ, Chmielewski GW.
    Ann Thorac Surg.
    2011 Aug
    92(2):504-11; discussion 511-2
  8. Radiographic and metabolic response rates following image-guided stereotactic radiotherapy for lung tumors.
    Mohammed N, Grills IS, Wong CY, Galerani AP, Chao K, Welsh R, Chmielewski G, Yan D, Kestin LL.
    Radiother Oncol.
    2011 Apr
  9. Age, tumor size, type of surgery, and gender predict survival in early stage (stage I and II) non-small cell lung cancer after surgical resection.
    Agarwal M, Brahmanday G, Chmielewski GW, Welsh RJ, Ravikrishnan KP.
    Lung Cancer.
    2010 Jun
  10. Outcomes after stereotactic lung radiotherapy or wedge resection for stage I non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Grills IS, Mangona VS, Welsh R, Chmielewski G, McInerney E, Martin S, Wloch J, Ye H, Kestin LL.
    J Clin Oncol.
    2010 Feb 20
  11. Nonoperative management of postintubation tracheal injuries.
    Fong PA, Seder CW, Chmielewski GW, Welsh RJ.
    Ann Thorac Surg.
    2010 Apr
  12. The safe transition from open to thoracoscopic lobectomy: a 5-year experience.
    Seder CW, Hanna K, Lucia V, Boura J, Kim SW, Welsh RJ, Chmielewski GW.
    Ann Thorac Surg.
    2009 Jul
    88(1):216-25; discussion 225-6.
  13. Empyema--a complication of vacuum-assisted closure of infected thoracotomy wounds in two consecutive cases.
    Patel NV, Shah RD, Welsh RJ, Chmielewski GW.
    Am Surg
    2009 Apr
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